MARCH 18, 2014- WELLESLEY, MA -- 38 Marshall Road Wellesley- Front of home. Wellesley cape home of the week. . (globe staff photo :Joanne Rathe section: business real estate reporter: john element topic: 23home)
This Cape-style home in Wellesley has a curving slated walkway and a painted basketball court at the end of the wide driveway. Inside are lots of wonderful built-ins.
The Boston Globe

A curving slate walkway leads to this larger Cape-style home in a neighborhood where McMansions now saturate streets named after World War II military leaders. The dining room has a built-in china cabinet with glass doors; a room that connects to the living room, which has recessed lighting; a fireplace with a wood burning insert; and large bay windows.

Floors on both levels are original oak. As the living room ends, French pocket doors lead to an office, an addition, with double skylights and a peaked ceiling. The smallish kitchen is U-shaped with granite counters and gorgeous maple cabinets. But there is no eating area. Off the kitchen is a full bath with a shower followed by a large bedroom with two windows.

Unusual for a Cape, there are three bedrooms on the second floor. The master has a single closet, two built-in dressers, and a sunny sitting area that is now occupied by three large dressers. The two children’s bedrooms vary in size. The full family bath has a tub with a shower. The partially finished basement, cloaked in knotty pine paneling, has a space for a video gamers, a cedar closet, and a workspace. A wide driveway ends behind the house in a painted basketball key and a truck-sized double garage. Past a stretch of flat grass there is an in-ground pool with a fence and a slide.

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Listing broker Debi Benoit of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. in Wellesley will hold an open house from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

John R. Ellement